The experience of conflict in Northern Ireland can provide valuable lessons for the future. This post takes us back to reflect on what actually happened and why the past is important in upholding minimum standards of human rights.
The Al-Sweady Inquiry is a public inquiry currently underway into allegations of unlawful killing, torture and ill-treatment of Iraqi nationals by British soldiers in May 2004. Visit this section to find out more about the scope of the inquiry, keep up to date with current developments and read thought-provoking opinion pieces on the proceedings.
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Rights Watch (UK) is an independent non-governmental organisation that provides support and services to anyone whose human rights are violated as a result of conflict. We promote human rights and hold government to account, drawing upon the lessons learned from the conflict in Northern Ireland.